Guest Access

An instructor may wish to allow users without a UIC NetID to view portions of their Blackboard course. There are two ways to do this:

1. Obtaining a Temporary NetID

Click here for directions on obtaining a guest account.

2. Allowing Guest Access

An instructor can allow someone without a UIC NetID to have a limited Guest Access to the course. This will allow them to have “view only” access to select content Items.

  • Select Customization under the Course Management Control Panel for a course site.

  • Select Guest and Observer Access from the items below Customization to display the Guest and Observer Access page.

  • Under Allow Guest Access, select Yes

  • Submit

  • Now select the content items to which you would like guest users to have access. Hover over any of the left-hand navigation items and click on the chevron that appears. Select Permit Guests.

  • You can now send out a direct URL to any content area of the course that permits guests to anyone.


Last updated: 

February 07, 2018